Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Ashley P.

Ashley joined our team in July 2011 as one of our lab technicians after having worked in the dental field since 2003. We greatly benefited from her experience. She works out of the South Bend and Elkhart offices. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and running.

Ashley T.

Ashley joined our team in May 2007 as an orthodontic assistant shortly after studying to be a dental assistant at Indiana University South Bend. Ashley is our clinic coordinator, and one of our X-ray certified orthodontic assistants. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, going to concerts, and cheering on the IRISH!

Jaime G.

Jaime began assisting here in 2005, more than 11 years ago! She has worked as an assistant, treatment coordinator, and at the front desk. She loves all aspects of her job, from working with the doctors to interacting with patients and working alongside her best girlfriends. Jaime has two boys who are very athletic and keep her on her toes! She loves all outdoor activities, from sporting events to live concerts!


Cassie began her career as an orthodontic assistant with us in March 2008. She is also X-ray certified. She and her husband Brad enjoy spending time with their son Will, being with friends and family, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Packers!


Dana joined our team in August 2006 as an orthodontic assistant and treatment coordinator. She currently runs our South Bend location. She has been in the orthodontic field since 1999 and is one of our X-ray certified staff members. Dana, her husband, and three children live in Niles. She enjoys keeping busy with her children’s many activities.


Diane joined our team in August 2011. Although most of her experience has been working in sales and with the elderly, she has brought a lot to the office and the front desk. Diane spends her free time with her husband, two daughters, and grandchildren. She also likes to volunteer with the elderly.


Devin has been with our office since September 2013. She is in the dental assisting program at Lake Michigan College. She and her husband Zack enjoy hunting, fishing, and enjoying nature.


For Jane, the most important part of her work is assisting and creating new relationships with her patients. She has been doing this in the orthodontic field since 1979 and brought that expertise to our team in March 2004. Jane and her husband currently reside in Michigan and enjoy what the countryside has to offer. They spend as much time as they can with their adorable granddaughter Charlotte.

Jessie S.

Jessie joined our team in March 2012, and is a certified dental assistant with her X-ray certification. She works directly alongside Dr. Emily McCrea to offer Invisalign® to our patients. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their two daughters outside as much as possible.


Kristen is a certified dental assistant who graduated in 2009 from IUSB with a degree in expanded duties, radiology, and CPR. Kristen is married with a son and two dogs. She loves spending time with friends and family, hiking, camping, and of course shopping!


Jennifer is one of our orthodontic assistants and is X-ray certified. She joined our team in April 2008 but has been in the dental profession since 1995. Jennifer resides in Elkhart and she loves spending time with her two daughters and granddaughters.

Tiffany A.

Tiffany joined the Brace Yourself team in June 2014. She is an assistant in both South Bend and our Elkhart offices. She enjoys musicals, planting flowers from seeds, and making clay figurines.


Mary joined our team in May 2015 as an orthodontic assistant. She has been in the dental field since 2007. She enjoys working with children and loves the feeling of changing a patient’s smile. In her spare time, Mary likes to cook, exercise, and spend time with her boyfriend Brad and their two dogs.


Amie started working here in June 2013. She works as an assistant in the office and enjoys spending her free time with her two-year-old daughter.


Laura helped Dr. Long open his office in May 2003. She has worked in the orthodontic field since 2000 and has experience in all areas of the office. She is currently our insurance coordinator for both offices. Laura lives in South Bend with two daughters. She keeps very busy with the children’s activities, family, and friends.


Leeann is our lab coordinator in our South Bend office. She feels that this area of the office allows her to use all of her artistic talents to make appliances. She has been in the dental field since 1999. Leeann and her husband live in South Bend. She enjoys spending time with their two grown children, traveling, and scrapbooking.


Cory joined our team in 2013 and works at the front desk in the South Bend office. She graduated from Indiana University in 2004 and lived in Indianapolis and Tampa before moving back to the area. Cory lives in Mishawaka and enjoys traveling, going to the lake, and spending time with her husband and their daughter.

Jessica R.

Jessica joined the team in April 2014 as one of our lab technicians. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on the lake with her family.


Ryan works out of our South Bend office as our treatment coordinator. Ryan graduated from Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, in 2002 as a dental assistant and joined our team in October 2004. She is also one of our certified X-ray assistants. Ryan, her husband, and three daughters (two of which are twins) live in Niles.


Shelley started working for Dr. Long in December 2006, when she brought almost 15 years of experience with her to our office. She has been in the dental field since 1992 and is X-ray certified. Shelley helps Dr. Long with management of the two offices. Shelley loves to entertain guests, watch sports, play with her dogs, and enjoy the outdoors.


Tracy has been in the dental field since 1990. She joined our team in February 2011, and her experience and expertise soon found a professional home here. Tracy has taken part in all areas of orthodontia but currently works as our treatment coordinator for our Elkhart location. Tracy, her husband, and two daughters spend most of their spare time in the summer at the lake. In the winter, they enjoy sledding and skiing.

Tiffany L.

Tiffany joined our team as an orthodontic assistant in July 2013. She has been working in the orthodontic field since 2010. In her spare time, she likes to play with her young daughter, shop, and travel.


Sam joined our team in 2013 and has been a certified dental assistant for five years. She obtained her certification, along with her radiology certification, at IPFW. Sam and her husband recently welcomed a baby boy named Camden. Sam enjoys spending time with her family, little adventures, and walking her golden-doodle, Grady.

Jen M.

Jen has worked in the orthodontic field since 2002. She works at the front desk and is an assistant as well. She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. Jen resides in Niles.


Lindsey joined our team in 2014 as a sterilization technician. She has since moved into being an assistant. When she's not working, Lindsey loves going to the lake, chasing after her non-stop Energizer Bunny son, fishing with her husband, and trying her hand at cooking.


Gretchen has been an orthodontic assistant for 18 years and has been a part of our team for 13 years. In Gretchen’s spare time, she loves being with her family and new sweet grandson.


Jamie joined our team in October 2014. She studied dental assisting at Chesterfield Technical Center in Virginia and Lake Michigan College. Jamie enjoys helping the less fortunate by volunteering at free dental clinics. In her free time, she likes going to the beach, watching Netflix, and eating pizza.


Hanna joined our team in 2015 and works in sterilization. When Hanna is not in the office, she is filling her need for speed by racing Indy racecars!

What Our Patients are Saying

“From day one, Dr. Long and his staff have made me and my kids feel like family. My family and I have a very busy schedule, but the hour and a half commute to Dr. Long’s office is well worth it for me. We are always greeted with a smile. Dr. Long and his staff are always positive, never discouraging, and implemented the right game plan for both of my children. It’s been such a pleasure, and I know after it’s all said and done, I have friends for life.”

~ Vince S.

“My family has been coming to Dr Long’s office for over a year now. With two daughters and myself as patients with Dr Long, we make quite a few trips to the office. The staff are always pleasant and friendly, and the work they do is outstanding!! The difference they have made in the lives of my kids and myself is amazing. We are much more self confident now that they have given us beautiful smiles. I would and have recommended Dr Long’s office to anyone and everyone!!!!”

~ Mary Y.

“Professionalism and kindness - two important factors when searching for an office to treat my children and Dr. Long's office has it. Since the very first consultation, we have felt very welcome. Dr. Long and his staff has always greeted us with smiles and takes the time to answer all our questions.”

~ Abby P.
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